SureCore and Intrinsic have teamed up to provide a way to implement resistive random-access memory (ReRAM) as an SoC-embeddable technology.
Intrinsic sees its ReRAM as a more viable alternative to flash memory which has issues increasing density beyond the 28nm generation of processes and which have seen discrete memories exploit 3D scaling rather than further horizontal shrinks. Intrinsic claims it has a ReRAM technology that can be integrated into SoCs more easily than other approaches being investigated by numerous teams around the world.
Paul Wells, CEO of sureCore, said his company would provide memory compiler and verification support for the ReRAM. “We have years of expertise in optimising on-chip memory with our SureFIT Custom SRAM Design Service that has delivered bespoke optimized memory solutions tailored to meet applications needs. It has been a small step to extend this service to encompass Intrinsic’s ReRAM technology and exploit our design environment to deliver the associated verification and characterization environments underpinning the value of a compiler.”
Mark Dickinson, Intrinsic’s CEO, added, “Both microcontrollers and evolving AI architectures using Intrinsic ReRAM will deliver higher performance at lower power envelopes than those realised using off-chip flash.”